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The Merciless Ones: The Gilded Ones, Book 2

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teen expands her liberation cause in thrilling sequel.

Book Namina Forna Fantasy 2022
Black teen girl in gold jewelry holding sword

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This sequel meets the high standard set by its predecessor. In The Merciless Ones, Namina Forna brings us to the aftermath of the fight to liberate a group of oppressed goddesses and the hero's attempt to extend freedom to all members of the society. Author does a good job illustrating how difficult it can be to transform a society and reverse the conditioning that sustain harmful ways of relating to other people.

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